Despite having the word in its name, MVP Sports Factory isn't a factory in the classic industrial sense. It does, however, produce something: young athletes equipped with a potent blend of skill and enthusiasm. That's thanks to their signature training programs, which welcome kids 18 months old and older to learn and play the likes of basketball, indoor soccer, and "Blastball"—a gender-neutral blend of baseball and softball. The large, fully-equipped facility features twin basketball courts, a multi-purpose turf room, an indoor soccer field, and a volleyball court, while ice skating is offered at the Polar Ice House. All this space ensures participants always have enough room to master the key elements of becoming a successful athlete: understanding the fundamentals of their chosen sport, exhibiting sportsmanship, playing as a team, and looking cool in a sweatband.
The sound of rubber wheels rolling and clacking across a hardwood floor is a familiar one to generations of American families. At Jellybeans Super Skate Center, those wheels roll to the beat of both contemporary pop music and golden oldies in a winking nod to roller skating's timelessness. As the music mingles with the sound of laughter, colored lights trace patterns on the hardwood floor and the skaters gliding along on both quad and inline skates. During breaks, skaters can also refuel with pizza and snacks at the concession stand and give their upper extremities a workout in the arcade. In addition to open skates, the center hosts birthday parties and skating classes, which teach four-wheeled fundamentals to aspiring skaters.
When you pull up to Releigh Iceplex, the first thing that grabs you is the facility's sheer size. Similar in enormity to airplane hangars and the closet where the President stores all his neckties, the building has to be this sprawling for a reason: it holds a rink that's even larger than NHL regulation. One of the only facilities of its kind in North Carolina, it's capable of hosting a slew of activities for kids and adults throughout the week, including hockey and figure-skating lessons, camps, and birthday parties. Outside the ice, a gaming room and rock-climbing wall offer even more entertainment options, making it easy to spend the entire day there.
The rink at Raleigh Center Ice in Raleigh is the ideal choice for athletes and amateur skaters alike.
While you're enjoying this club, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
This club is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Feel like a kid again when you try out the skating rink conveniently located at Raleigh Center Ice.
At Jellybeans Skate Center, lights dance over a maple hardwood floor. The focal point of the family-friendly center, the sprawling surface beckons skaters to take a spin on its sleek expanse as they twirl, practice backward maneuvers, or play vinyl Frisbee with the DJ during his break. Elsewhere, the snack bar refuels skaters with cookies, popcorn, and pizza, and a fun center buzzes with air hockey and arcade games.
Brush the dust off those old skates sitting in the closet and give them an good whirl at The Cary Ice House in Raleigh.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Feeling the need for speed? Lace up your skates and see how fast you can make it around the rink at The Cary Ice House.